5 trends in the future of work 

As the pandemic shifted working patterns, more employers have changed strategies and procedures in the workplace for good. Here are five key trends to look out for in the future of work, reported by Forbes Nov. 22.

1. Hybrid work

It looks likely that employees will have the power to decide whether they return to the office, as well as the schedule on which they decide to return. Workers have expressed their happiness with their increased autonomy and flexibility to decide, with 90 percent of employees in one survey claiming they're happier with the freedom. 

2. Artificial intelligence

Increasingly within the workplace, tasks are being automated, with some entire jobs being shifted to artificial intelligence in an attempt to reduce the time workers spend on repetitive tasks. 

3. Resilience staffing

Companies are increasingly concerned with ensuring their staff are healthy and well enough to weather storms to come. Having skill overlap between employees is also more important now.

4. Skill focus

Organizations are moving away from hierarchical models into flatter structures that focus less on position authority and roles. Instead, the individual skills of each employee and how they can intersect and work symbiotically with one another is more important.

5. Monitoring

Despite being controversial, more employers are using software that track their employees in an attempt to drive productivity. However, these tools can also seem overbearing.


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